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Walk for Hunger

When: Sunday, May 3 2020

Where: Boston Common 

Walk Routes: 3-miles or 20-mile route with free buses at 8 checkpoints 

Walk starts: 8:30 am 

Walker Registration Information

All walkers will receive a free Walk for Hunger t-shirt and will be set up with a personal fundraising page!

Adult (age 19 and older) - $25

Youth (age 18 and under) - no fee

Virtual Walker (fundraise only) - no fee

**All walkers must register**

The Walk for Hunger has been and will always be a community event! If you need your fee sponsored by the "Walk Scholarship Fund", email us and we'll help get you signed up. You can also give us a call at 617-723-5000

Can't participate in the event but still want to fundraise to support the cause?  Register as a Virtual Walker to create a personal fundraising page! You can even join teams as a Virtual Walker to help your team reach their fundraising goal. 


Fundraising for The Walk for Hunger is one of the most powerful ways you can support the fight to end hunger in Massachusetts and help hungry children and families thrive. Every participant will receive a personal fundraising page when they register. There is no fundraising minimum, but we encourage each participant to strive to raise $250.

The Walk for Hunger's goal is to raise $2 million to support anti-hunger work in Massachusetts, like expanding access to free summer meals for kids, school breakfast, affordable groceries, and advocating for policy solutions that wikll have wide-reaching impact to reduce food-insecurity and poverty. Let's go big to help hungry kids and families this year! 

Event Day Information 

Event Day Check-in

Check-in tents on Boston Common open at 6:00am - 9:30am. Registered walkers can check-in and pick up their t-shirts and "walking papers". Any cash or check donations that you have with you can be given to the volunteers at these tents. 

Event Day Registration

All walkers must register to participate. Day-of registration tents will open on Boston Common at 6am-10am. All participants are strongly encouraged to register in advance online (t-shirt sizes not guaranteed for day-of registrants)

Starting Line Information

The official start of both walk routes is at 8:30am. The starting line will be open from 8:30am-9:30am. Any walkers who arrive after 9:30 will be asked to head to checkpoint one or two to start. This is to ensure that you are able to complete the course before the end of the event at 6pm to ensure a safe experience. 

What to bring

The Walk for Hunger is a rain or shine event. Be prepared to have fun:

  • Bring the family! Strollers are okay on all routes! 
  • Bring a meet up plan — have a backup plan in case you get separated from your friends/family/group. 
  • Check the weather and dress in layers—the mornings are cool but the day can heat up. Bring a rain jacket or poncho if it could rain.
  • Sunscreen, sunglasses, hat — don't let the clouds fool you, you can still get burned.
  • Extra socks — taking care of your feet is a top priority.
  • Comfortable walking shoes or sneakers — again, taking care of your feet is a top priority! 
  • Cell phone and portable charger — you'll be taking pictures and want to be able to find your friends/group. Your battery will be sure to drain and it's good to have a backup.
  • Reusable water bottle — fill up along the route at every checkpoint, stay hydrated (cups will be available but you can help reduce waste by bringing a reusable bottle). 
  • First aid essentials —bandaids or mole skin for blisters, pain reliever.

What not to bring

  • Bicycles, scooters, skateboards, roller skates, roller blades — this is for everyone's safety.
  • Dogs (and pets) — we love dogs, so much, which is why we ask you don't bring yours. We want to keep walkers safe, and your animals too. 20 miles is an unsafe distance for your dog to walk and they will not be permitted on the shuttle buses (with the exception of service animals). 
  • Large bags or backpacks — be mindful, you will have to carry and walk with what you bring, so keep it small and light.

Snap a selfie! Walk for Hunger volunteers
mark your miles Walk for Hunger Shuttle buses to Common